Latinos In The Industry
Register Now for "Doing Your Doc" - Harlem, May 29-31, 2009

NALIP, CPB, the NEA, AHA, and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
In association with the Maysles Institute, AAWIC, Chica Luna, CAPE NY, DV Republic, Tribeca All Access, Bronx Council on the Arts, WNET, Harlem Arts Alliance, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, SBX Film Festival, NBPC, LPB, ITVS, CAAM, PIC, NAPT, Women Make Movies, & the CAC Present

Doing Your Doc:

May 29-31, 2009 in Harlem, New York

A Weekend Seminar in NYC to Succeed with Your Documentary

Don't miss this unique chance to work with story consultant Fernanda Rossi, the Documentary Doctor, author of the book "Trailer Mechanics," plus receive project mentoring on your proposal, trailer or documentary idea. This intensive 3-day workshop is right for you, whether you are just beginning, have already shot footage on a documentary project, or are seeking finishing funds.

Doing your Doc is designed especially for media makers in the diverse communities of New York City, preparing you to receive production funding and apply to national professional programs while developing your unique stories and views.

Doing Your Doc: 3-day Workshop Fee
Early Registration by May 29 - General Admission - $190
Artists of color & partner members - $125; Student w/ Valid ID - $75
Includes lunches, workshop materials, books & private project mentoring
At the door General Registration - $225; Students - $100; Partners - $175
Register online here for DOING YOUR DOC - HARLEM

Venue Address: Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem, NY

For more information including a full schedule visit the Doing Your Doc webpage, or call NALIP at 310.395.8880

Call for Entries: Long Island Latino International Film Festival

The 2009 Long Island Latino International Film Festival (LILIFF) is inviting filmmakers to submit their films to be screened. We offer a wide selection of some of today's most original programming of independent films for our viewing audience. We seek film submissions domestically as well as internationally. Now celebrating our 5 year anniversary we will offer a new assembly of selected Latino films showcasing the works of up incoming and established filmmakers.

We consider all forms: feature narrative, short films, documentary, animation, as well as experimental shorts. All projects must have been completed by no earlier than 2007. Does your film have a story waiting to be told? Does your film demonstrate an abundance of creative talent then we encourage you to submit your film for consideration. All films screened during the festival will automatically be entered in competition and eligible for LILIFF's top awards. Come visit our web site and see last year's festival winners, photos and video. Festival Dates: November 6-7-8, 2009 at the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook, NY

Early Deadline: May 8th, 2009
Deadline: June 1st, 2009
Extended Deadline: June 15th, 2009

For full details and submission information please visit

Interview With Rodrigo Prieto

Written by Jose Alberto Hermosillo

Con motivo del estreno de "State of Play/La Sombra del Poder" movi cielo, tierra, viento y marea para ponerme en contacto con uno de los mejores fotografos de cine del mundo, el mexicano Rodrigo Prieto y gracias a su compania productora en Los Angeles, "La Banda Films" el sueno de lograr tan anhelada entrevista se hizo realidad.

A sus escasos 43 anos de edad, cuenta con 20 anos de experiencia en el campo de la cinematografia. La lente maravillosa de Rodrigo ha fotografiado trabajos de gran calidad en el cine mexicano, entre ellos destacan: "Fibra Optica", "Un embrujo", "Sobrenatural" y "Amores Perros". Actualmente, esta teniendo una epoca dorada en Hollywood con grandes producciones que van desde "Original Sin" con Antonio Banderas y Angelina Jolie, a "Frida" con Salma Hayek, "25th Hour" de Spike Lee, "8 Mile" con Eminen; "21 Grams" y "Babel" de Inarritu, "Alexander" de Oliver Stone, "Brokeback Mountain" y "Lust, Caution" de Ang Lee.

Ahora nos presenta "State of Play/La Sombra del poder", del director escoces Kevin McDonald ("The Last King of Scotland"). Y desde Espana llegaran proximamente: "Los abrazos rotos" de Pedro Almodovar y "Biutiful" de Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Rodrigo tiene la destreza de mover la c�mara, lograr colores y crear �looks� usando t�cnicas nuevas que reflejan su propio estilo en todas las pel�culas en las que ha trabajado.


Under the Same Moon Wins Top Latino DVD Honors
(Yahoo Finance) - The DVD for the record-breaking film Under the Same Moon from 20th Century Fox won the top honor at the fifth annual Latino DVD Awards April 28, earning Best of Show as well as Best Theatrical DVD. FULL STORY

Almodovar's Women on the Verge Adapted for TV
(Latin Heat Online) - Oscar-winning filmmaker Pedro Almodovar has joined forces with Fox TV Studios to develop an English-language hour long TV series of his international hit film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

Visit the NALIP Job Opportunities page for all the latest listings.

Crew for Low Budget Latin Feature
Zula Entertainment is crewing up for ultra low budget Latin urban feature "Street Playerz" written & directed by Robert Arevalo. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Cinematographer for Webisode
DP/Cinematographer needed for low-budget webisode shooting June 2009 in Los Angeles area. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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Ernesto Quintero & Dianna Perez
NALIPsters' positive reality TV show wins NAMIC Award

mun2's reality show "The mun2 Hook Up" has won the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Vision Award in the Reality category. Two NALIP members produce the series: executive producer/director Ernesto Quintero, and writer/producer Dianna Perez.

"The mun2 Hook Up" is a weekly 30-minute reality show where young Latinos get the chance of a lifetime to get hooked up with their hero for a day. Inspired fans are taken through the basics of what it takes to make their dreams come true. They walk away with a new appreciation for what success truly means and the tools to start their new venture.

California Highway Patrol Officer Rick Quintero, also known as Los Angeles' Fox 11 News traffic reporter, applauds the network for the show's win. As the show's Job Coach, Officer Rick Quintero helps "hook up" talented, aspiring young Latinos with a professional in his/her selected field. A Chicano (Mexican-American) who grew up in the barrios of East Los Angeles, Rick relates to the barriers young Latinos face while trying to reach for success.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of "The mun2 Hook Up" and congratulate everyone involved in winning NAMIC's Reality Vision Award," said Rick. The show was up against other popular networks such as BET and VH1, and was the only Latino show to be nominated in the "Reality" category. This confirms that "The mun2 Hook Up" is not only impacting the youth it 'hooks up' and its viewers, but is also gaining respect by organizations such as NAMIC."

Pictured above, standing from left to right: Rick Quintero, Job Coach/"The mun2 Hook Up" with Gloria Medel Solomons, Executive Producer, NBC Universal/Telemundo," next to Dianna M. Perez Writer/Producer and Ernesto Quintero, Executive Producer/Director of "The mun2 Hook Up."

Kiki Melendez
NALIPster's "Hot Tamales Live" premiering on Showtime May 5

NALIP member Kiki Melendez' "Hot Tamales Live" 90 minute television special will debut on Showtime on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 (check your local listings). Kiki is host and creator of Hot Tamales Live, a talent showcase that celebrates diversity in America through performances by comediennes, sketch artists and dancers.

For more information visit

Almudena Carracedo
NALIPster's doc Made in L.A. on Capitol Hill and MayDay Campaign

For the last year and a half, NALIP member Almudena Carracedo (LPA 2004, Estela) and Robert Bahar have been using their film Made in L.A. to raise awareness about many issues that intersect in the film. In recent months, as immigration reform has returned to the national dialogue, they have put special emphasis on providing Made in L.A. as a tool to humanize immigrants� stories. As part of this work, the film will be having a May Day Community Screening Campaign, and it recently screened on Capitol Hill.

May Day Community Screening Campaign

Between April 15th and May 31st (and beyond) national organizations, grassroots groups, faith-based congregations and individuals are coming together in a nationwide effort to share the Emmy-winning Made in L.A. and put a human face on the issues of immigration, immigrant workers' rights, and supporting humane immigration reform.

By creating a climate of empathy and understanding around immigration reform, we can use Made in L.A. to help lay the foundation for change. Join the movement at

Capitol Hill Screening

We're thrilled that Made in L.A. was screened on Capitol Hill on April 1st, bringing together Congressional and community leaders to discuss the film and the current state of the immigration debate.

This event was hosted by Congressmember Diane Watson, Chair of the Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus, and included comments and conversation with Congressmember Luis Gutierrez, Chair of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus� Immigration Taskforce, and a number of leaders and experts around the issue.


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